Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • DiMor56
    Red Deer, Canada52 contributions
    Thorough history of Memphis music
    Fascinating history of music in the Memphis area: origins of the Blues style and so many well-known rock & roll or blues musical stars. A must see attraction and reasonably priced entry fee. Allow 3 hours to have time to listen to some musical clips and read the multiple info posters.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 23, 2023
  • Jan S
    South Ockendon, United Kingdom174 contributions
    Great Place
    Really enjoyed my visit here, very informative with some great music too. You are given headphones and can go around at your own pace, loved walking round looking taking it all in. If you love Rock & Soul it's well worth a visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Jackie H
    Oakville, Canada31 contributions
    Interesting museum
    Very good museum that explores past thru to present of the Memphis soul, rock and blues music. It is a self guided museum by either reading or listening to the audio they supply. Both are good. We did a combination of both as we wandered thru. Good presentation of the history. Worth visiting.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • FandangoEspanol
    433 contributions
    A DELIGHTFUL LITTLE MUSEUM
    I am not a country music fan (my wife is) but I enjoyed this museum especially because of the music you can listen to; I even danced during the visit. Highly recommended given that there is nothing, sadly, to see in the centre of Memphis. Highly recommended.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
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Sasha
Chicago, IL229 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
I think this tour should be included in the Memphis City tour because this museum expounds on the artist at Sun Studio. This museum is a must visit while in Memphis. It shows a short film that talks about various artist and then you walk through the museum at your own pace. I loved that they gave you headsets which allows you to hear about the exhibits and listen to music. I learned so much and recommend everyone visit the Memphis Rock n Roll Museum.
Written February 19, 2024
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GdeSBrixham
Brixham74 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This just added to the overall Memphis experience and a must see - really well done. We had the whole place to ourselves for most of the morning. Absolutely worth every cent of the entrance price - and if you have time, they do a discount for the Rock and Roll hall of fame. I met Lucille (albeit behind glass) and learned who Jesse Winchester was ,,,, Carl Perkins was so poor he had to knot his guitar strings if they broke ... etc etc. It's a mine of information.
Written February 16, 2024
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Charlene W
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom53 contributions
We had a couple of hours to enjoy Memphis and decided to visit this museum, and it did not disappoint. Very informative and entertaining. Highly recommend for families with teens
Written February 10, 2024
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Marcus G
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Excellent exhibit that was entertaining for the entire family. We learned so much about the history of Rhythm and Blues, Soul and the birth of Rock and Roll. I highly recommend.
Written January 28, 2024
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Stel*NY
25 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a must-do if you love rock and soul music and want to learn more about its history. The museum is well organized in its presentation. There is an introductory video and then you proceed through the museum's various rooms while using a audio headset. Unlike some museum audio headset systems, this one actually works very well. You really get to understand how and why Memphis became a hotbed of rock and soul music. Highly recommended for music fans.
Written December 29, 2023
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Beachnsb
New Smyrna Beach, FL35 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice displays. Enjoyed it with my teen. We bought the combo ticket to include the Memphis Hall of Fame Museum as well. The narration is nice to use.
Written November 20, 2023
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FandangoEspanol
Wales433 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I am not a country music fan (my wife is) but I enjoyed this museum especially because of the music you can listen to; I even danced during the visit. Highly recommended given that there is nothing, sadly, to see in the centre of Memphis. Highly recommended.
Written November 8, 2023
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PHILIP R
47 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We did this tour on our second day after visiting the Stax Museum earlier and Sun Studios on the day before.
It is an interesting self guided tour, but if you've been to the two aforementioned museums there was a lot of duplication and probably not worth going to unless you don't visit Sun or Stax.
Written November 6, 2023
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2012travelingmom
San Francisco, CA176 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Interesting museum with lots of collectibles from famous artists. The museum walks you through the evolution of the music from the early years to present day highlighting the influence of early artists.
Written October 19, 2023
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Escape793720
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
It was quit interesting and enjoyable. You go through museum at your own pace. You are given personal cdlike equipment to explain each exibit. I play to go back to enjoy again before the year is up.
Written October 12, 2023
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MEMPHIS ROCK 'N' SOUL MUSEUM - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$18.92, while a popular guided tour starts around C$10.81 per person.

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